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Ways To Fight The Herpes Virus

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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs....
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My doctor has me worried ( donation to fight this virus is on the way)

Dr. BobI wrote to you yesterday about me thinking my wife has seboriec dermititis (did alot of research) she doesnt have it now but she has in the past especially during the winter. Called my doc and he said even if she does have it that it is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I think the advice your physician provided was right on target!So, it's as easy as 1-2-3:1. Stop worrying needlessly.2. Get tested to calm your fears.3. Yell WOO-HOO.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Dear Doctor, Does this mean that I won't have the HIV virus, and I can't transmit HIV virus even if I had.

Dear Doctor, Here is an update from http://www.thebody.com/updates/2007-03-01.html Herpes Treatment Can Control Herpes and HIV Viral Load, Study Finds Treatment with the herpes drug Valtrex (valacyclovir) not only reduces the viral load of herpes...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
You are right to say that some people who are severely immunosuppressed (as you may be) can have a false negative HIV antibody test. In that setting, the best test to determine infection becomes a PCR test, or some other antigen detection assay.... Read more »

can i transmit the HIV virus with unprotected sex?

Dear Doctor, Thanks for taking the time to answer. I just need one more clarification. If I am HIV positive and because I took Valtrex couple of years back for fifteen days, does this mean that I won't transfer the HIV virus to my partner if I...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
The Valtrex you took a couple of years ago will have absolutely no effect on the transmission of HIV at this point in time. One does not relate to the other as the effect of the Valtrex on the amount of HIV in the body only lasts for as long as... Read more »

Possibly some other virus?

Hi Dr Bob,Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the world.I did a silly thing and had protected sex with a sex female worker in September. A few days later I got a sharp pain in my lower left abdomen, started to have severe and sheet-soaking...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Sorry to hear you are having so many medical problems. The good news is that I strongly doubt any of them are related to HIV/AIDS.Protected sex is indeed protected if the latex condom was used correctly and did not fail.To answer your specific... Read more »
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Is there any way to get a test for virus itself

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Is there any way to get a test for HIV itself, rather than just the virus? I know it costs alot more but would there be any doctor's willing to perform this test, rather than wait the agonizing three months for a regular HIV antibody test result. Read more »

Can Herpes Virus affect testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with a girl of unknown status, 1 week later I got blisters and was diagnosed with Herpes, as if that wasn't bad enough I began having other symptoms. I was tested by elisa at 10 weeks and negative. Can the herpes infection... Read more »

Is it normal to feel the way i do?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
hello everyone,
I just found out this past thursday that i'm HIV+. I took the news better than i thought i would. I did not cry and i did not feel sad. when i got home from the clinic i turned on the television and watch my favorites shows, i was... Read more »

Efavirenz: ways to fight its sleep-reduction.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
If Efavirenz (and Efavirenz along)is really wrecking your sleep quality, then the only solution is to stop taking Efavirenz (and substitute it with another drug).

However, there are ways to ensure your sleep is as good as possible.

Important discovery: Read more »